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Healthy Travel & Safety Information

Like everyone, we’re paying attention to the latest guidelines regarding COVID-19. We are committed to keeping our visitors and team members safe and informed. We’ll keep this page updated with the latest news on what’s open, what’s not, and the best information on how to enjoy the Pensacola Bay Area safely.


What beaches are open?

Escambia County Beaches are open.

Pensacola Beach is open regular hours including the sound side and Gulf side. Please check critical hurricane-related detour information

Dog parks are open and permitted in designated areas. For public beach access points, click here. For beach tips to make your visit shine, click here

The Pensacola Beach toll bridge is all-electronic.

The $1 toll on the Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach is all-electronic. Travelers will be billed by TOLL-BY-PLATE to the address registered on the car if they do not have either a SunPass® or compatible transponder. TOLL-BY-PLATE customers will be charged a $1 toll, plus a monthly $2.50 administrative fee and will receive a bill by mail. Cash can be used at SunPass kiosks to replenish and pay TOLL-BY-PLATE invoices. If you are a in a rental vehicle, rental agencies or their associated third-party vendors will assess the fees agreed to in your rental agreement to collect the toll(s). For more information on specific rental car programs, please contact your local rental car agency, as each agency has separate programs and fees associated with electronic toll usage. 


Are face coverings required?

Escambia County encourages visitors, residents, and businesses to also follow CDC guidelines for face coverings. 

Gulf Islands National Seashore - Regardless of vaccination status, visitors are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings. This includes the visitor centers and forts.

Are vacation rentals open?

Vacation rentals are open. Visit our Stay pages to explore your options.

Are restaurants open? What's their capacity?

Restaurants and retail businesses are open.

Restaurants are permitted to operate at 100% capacity. These restaurants can also serve alcohol on-site. 

Retail establishments can operate at full capacity with responsible social distancing and sanitization protocols.

> See Executive Order 20-244

Are bars and nightclubs open?

Bars and nightclubs are open.

Bars and nightclubs are open and permitted to operate at 100% capacity. 

> Read Executive Order 20-244

What should I expect when I travel to Pensacola?

Pensacola International Airport is open.

Visitor Information Center Updates

Masks are required at the Pensacola location and recommended at the Perdido Key location. With the safety of our staff and our guests in mind, we have installed plexiglass guards at all of our front desks, and have increased cleaning protocols in our lobbies and guest facilities. If you do not feel well please refrain from entering. Our team is dedicated to serving as resources for all questions you may have regarding the Pensacola Experience.

Visit Pensacola Visitor Information Center 
1401 E. Gregory St.
Pensacola, FL 32502

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat. - Sun.

Perdido Key Visitor Information Center - Open
15500 Perdido Key Dr.
Perdido Key, FL 32507

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 7 days a week

Pensacola Beach Visitor Information Center - Open
7 Casino Beach Boardwalk
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday 
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Weekends


For more detailed information, please contact the Florida Health Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), or the Escambia County Health Department at 850-595-6500.


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